Zygomycete Definition

zīgō-mīsēt, -mī-sēt
noun
Any of numerous fungi of the division Zygomycota, characterized by a sexual phase of the life cycle during which specialized hyphae fuse to form a zygospore, and including various food molds.
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Other Word Forms of Zygomycete

Noun

Singular:
zygomycete
Plural:
zygomycetes

Origin of Zygomycete

  • zygo– (in reference to the formation of the zygospore) –mycete

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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